Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Our Journey Journal

Capture precious marriage moments, stylishly.

Capture precious marriage moments, stylishly.

I discovered Our Journey Journal from Aisle Always Love on Instagram and thought it was a novel gift idea. (I’m a sucker for a cute journal.) I put it in save and said, I’ll order one for the hubby and me later. “Later” never came. But recently while visiting my mom, I had the opportunity to read my deceased father‘s very last journal before he passed. To say it was numbing is an understatement. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Stop Wedding Shaming!

Get Yours! Having a wedding and owning a home are not mutually exclusive.

Get Yours! Having a wedding and owning a home are not mutually exclusive.

 

I’ve been hearing an increasing amount of chatter surrounding how weddings are a complete waste of money and in lieu of them couples should buy a house, or pay off their student loans or splurge on a fancier honeymoon. I get it. Really I do. But many couples — yes even Black ones — who are preparing to tie the knot already own a home, do not have student loans and have traveled extensively prior to getting hitched. The whole “just elope/do a destination wedding” [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Mrs. Box

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Prettiful, right?

This week’s chosen pick, The Mrs. Box, is just plain pretty. We first spotted the company on Instagram. Ideal for a bridal shower or engagement party gift, the custom-dyed velvet boxes perfectly house your Mrs. bling (but I would proudly use them for earrings too) and make for great heirlooms. The bold hues just scream fun! They’re also a colorful addition to your wedding day obligatory “getting dressed” shots.

I’m also a sucker for personalization [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Eco Flower Weddings

The "All White Everything" creation from EcoFlower is just $29.99!

The “All White Everything” creation from Eco Flower is just $29.99!

At last week’s Ultimate Date Night Soiree in Charlotte (We had a blast by the way, pics to come soon!), one of the planning brides in attendance expressed that she was regrettably still searching for affordable floral options for her big day. While I had several of tips of frugal floral finds to share with her, it reminded me of an awesome floral resource I’d yet to gush about here: Eco Flower Weddings! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Finance Bar

The Finance Bar is Bringing Smart Money Management to You

The first Wednesday of the month here at Black Bridal Bliss is all about highlighting ways to get the most bang for your buck — especially helpful information when you’re planning a wedding or a newlywed. This month’s fun financial find is The Finance Bar! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Newlywed Cookbook


Let’s get a something out of the way: It should not be assumed that women are the primary cooks in their relationships. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, The Newlywed Cookbook (St. Martin’s Griffin) is a cute little find for a just married couple — the bride or the groom — and here’s why: [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Live Richer Challenge


As promised, the first Wednesday of the month here on Triple B is now dedicated to a financial find that can help you add more bliss to your life — regardless of your relationship status. In 2015, I am challenging myself to include even more financial resources to empower Black women and their families on BlackBridalBliss.com and boy are we kicking the year off with a bang! Whether you’re saving for a wedding, a modest townhouse, a third vacation home in the South of France, building a college fund for Junior, searching for smarter ways to invest, trying to increase your credit score or just all around want to be better informed about your finances, today’s Pick of the Week should definitely be on your radar: [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Happy Holidays!


Well guys, this is my last BPOTW post of 2014. What a ride this year has been! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding in St. Lucia (Even More) Memorable

Give the Drummer Some! Find out how to incorporate this into your wedding day.

Once you’ve decided to say “I Do” on an island like St. Lucia, it would be easy to just sit back and have the same type of affair you would in your hometown, right? But the truth is, part of the reason you and your boo thang decided on destination nuptials in the first place is because you wanted both you and your guests to experience something different than what you can offer in your own neck of the woods. So while in town for the LoveElevated Symposium, Triple B got the inside scoop on five easy ways to insert some local flavor into your St. Lucian wedding! (Your guests will thank you.) [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos: My latest crush!

When I was a freshman in college, I got my first (and only) tattoo. My older cousin took me to get it and thankfully provided some guidance. She ensured the location was clean, licensed and that I didn’t get some teenage boyfriend’s name permanently stenciled on my body. I went with an ankh on my upper right thigh and nearly 20 years later I have no regrets.

But, every now and then a gal wants to mix things up — and not necessarily with permanent ink — with no guilt or worry. So when my friend Pam introduced me to Flash Tattoos, I was excited. These metallic henna-inspired temporary tattoos are so hot! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pic of the Week: Roman & Sunstone Bridal Jewelry

This Roman multi-strand necklace is only $8! (Seriously.)

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Accessories Council’s Top Picks Bridal Event. (Check out Triple B’s IG for behind-the-scenes images and video.) It was a cool lil’ shindig and I’m glad I attended. One of the biggest takeaways was having Roman & Sunstone on my radar for super-affordable, on-trend bridal jewelry! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Ring Doesn’t Mean a Thing

Bling Bling: Does size truly matter or nah?

The touchy subject of the importance (or not) of engagement ring size has been covered here…and here on Triple B by Cousin Mars. But, I’ve never actually delved into the subject myself — until today. As of late, I’ve noticed a lotta folks posting pictures of rings similar to the one above on social media and the comments have been very telling. I’ve read things like: [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Forever Brilliant Stones

The Forever Brilliant "Ovation" ring set in 14KT white gold is less than $1,000!

Are you interested in learning more about stones that are ten percent more brilliant than a diamond yet only one-tenth of the price? I thought so. Enter Forever Brilliant. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – BlackBridalBliss.com is 4!


Hola! When BlackBridalBliss.com launched on April 26, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama had been in office less than six months, Instagram didn’t exist, and I was single. Fast forward to today…What a difference four years can make! Triple B has grown tremendously since launching and I am uber-proud of the accomplishments made thus far. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Smythson Honeymoon Journal


BlackBridalBliss.com Random Confession #63: I adore journals and notebooks almost as much as I do stationery. I realize the rest of the world is all about digital, but doggonit I still enjoy scribbling down my thoughts, dreams, frustrations and even fears on paper. Thus my latest Triple B Pick of the Week is the Honeymoon Recollections Panama Notebook ($80) from Smythson of Bond Street. Why? [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – TheEnclosed.com

Knickers, anyone?

When I learned of TheEnclosed.com recently, I knew I had the share this find on Triple B. What woman wouldn’t fancy receiving a new, different pair of sexy undies in the mail every month? This subscription-based service, founded by Columbia Business School graduate Antonia Townsend in November 2013, does just that! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Cold Feet Socks for Your Groom

Corny? Possibly. Cheesy? Perhaps. But I still think these socks are pretty ‘effin cool. I found this pair [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Lupita Nyong’o Headband Inspiration

Brides everywhere will be inspired by Lupita's Oscar look.

ATTENTION: Brides with a short a ‘do often want to rock a hair accessory for their strut down the aisle, too. However, most bridal magazines would lead us to believe all brides should wear their hair shoulder length or longer. This is frustrating, so I was beyond happy to see how Oscar winner and all-around fly girl Lupita Nyong’o wore her gold and diamond Fred Leighton headband with her princess Prada gown recently on the red carpet. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Brownstone Bridal

Brownstone Bridal is shaking up the wedding biz!

There’s a hot new accessory resource on the scene for brides! Find out why Brownstone Bridal should be on your radar:

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Personalized eCreamery Gelatto


I recently discovered the yummy goodness that is eCreamery.com while working on a freelance assignment. eCreamery.com is an online distributor of delicious ice cream, sorbetto and gelatto (my personal fave) and it is all packaged in adorable personalized containers. I’m already a sucker for personalization but combined with something good to eat is even better. The creative flavor options are plentiful: you can choose from mango, pear, passionfruit, amaretto, rum raisin, lemon cheesecake and much more. These could make excellent Valentine’s Day Gifts or wedding party gifts!

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